DUMAS – Recent electrofishing surveys for northern snakeheads, which have been found downstream of Wilbur D. Mills Dam in Desha County, have not been able to locate any of the invasive species in the river or backwaters upstream of that dam.
LITTLE ROCK – Jenn Ballard, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s veterinarian, has introduced a new program to report sick or dead animals and fish that she hopes will help the agency stay on top of health problems affecting wildlife.
JASPER - If you didn’t get around to applying for one of Arkansas’s coveted public land elk-hunting permits in May, you still have a shot to claim one of the best big-game tickets in The Natural State. Three special public land elk hunting permits will be available to register for on-site at the Buffalo River Elk Festival, June 22-23.
LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Economic Development Commission announced today it has received $65,000 for its Division of Rural Services Unpaved Roads Grant Program. The funding was made possible through the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation with private funds that were contributed by the now dissolved Arkansas Water Foundation.
LITTLE ROCK – Applications for the 2018 Arkansas alligator season will be available at www.agfc.com from June 15-midnight June 30. Arkansans now have more opportunity than ever to score an alligator tag, as the south-central portion of the state has been opened to harvest.
LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas hunters have 686 acres of new publicly accessible land throughout the state, thanks to a continued partnership between the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Department of Transportation.
SASKATCHEWAN, Canada – Under a perfect windswept day in the Allan/Dana Hills of Saskatchewan, Ducks Unlimited Canada last week unveiled a monument dedicated to 50 years of support from Arkansas waterfowlers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.